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What is Shared Hosting?

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The most fundamental and commonly used kind of web hosting is the shared hosting solution. It constitutes a means to host your web page without having to know much about programming and administering a server. Furthermore, it's also the cheapest form of website hosting and it's very affordable for anybody. Nevertheless, what is shared hosting?

What is shared hosting?

As the name designates, the shared hosting service is a kind of service where many customers share the system reserves of the same web server. This indicates that all server components like CPU, hard drives, RAM, network cards etc. are distributed among the users whose accounts are on that very same web hosting server. This is normally rendered attainable by creating different accounts for the separate users and appointing certain restrictions and usage quotas for each of them. Those restrictions are applied in order to prevent the users from interfering with each other's accounts and, of course, to hinder the hosting server from overburdening. Typically, shared hosting users do not have complete root access to the hosting server's configuration files, which primarily means that they do not have access to anything else on the server apart from their own personal web hosting account. The web hosting features that each account may utilize are determined by the hosting provider that owns the hosting server and by the given web hosting package. That gives rise to the second vital question:

How are the shared web hosting servers split among the clients?

Hosting firms that provide shared hosting services normally have diverse website hosting plans. Those plans involve different quotas of web hosting features and specifications, which in fact determine the limitations that a hosting plan will have. The client may select between the separate web hosting plans and sign up for the one that he deems will fit him best. The website hosting plan will then define what limits the user's account will include, once set up. The costs and the specs of the web hosting packages are chosen by the very web hosting supplier. Based on the politics of the vendor, the shared hosting solution can be divided into two types - the free hosting solution and the normal shared solution, most recently very popular among "cPanel hosting" sellers as a cloud web hosting one. It's not possible to declare, which one is more preferable, since they are quite different from one another and they really are determined by the business policy of the given distributor and, of course, the requirements of the given user.

What is the distinction between the free of charge and the common shared hosting service?

Of course, the main difference between the free of charge and the paid service is in the amount of features that they offer. Free web hosting distributors are not capable of maintaining a great number of hosting servers, therefore, they plainly host more clients on one single web server by decreasing the amount of system resources offered by the accounts. This will be effective only if the hosting servers are supervised and dealt with properly, since the enormous number of accounts may cause the server to crash over and over again. Most of the free website hosting companies, though, overlook the quality of the service and as a result, it's quite tough to discover a free web hosting solution that's actually worth the time. The top free hosting providers typically offer free customer support even to the free web hosting customers, since they want their web sites to grow bigger so that they eventually upgrade to a paid hosting account, which includes more hosting resources. Such vendor, for example, is FreeHostia.com, which is among the biggest and eldest free website hosting distributors in the world.

On the other hand, traditional shared hosting corporations like us, may afford to maintain plenty of web servers and so, we are able to provide much more feature-rich web hosting plans. Of course, that affects the cost of the website hosting plans. Paying a higher fee for a web hosting package, though, does not automatically mean that this solution has a finer quality. The best solutions are the balanced ones, which involve a fee that matches the actual service which you're getting. Besides, we also provide a free extra with the website hosting plan, such as the 1-click applications installer, accompanied by 100's of charge-free website templates. As a web hosting distributor, we do worry about our reputation and that is the reason why if you pick us, you can be assured that you won't get duped into purchasing a plan that you cannot actually use.

What should I expect from a shared hosting service?

The shared hosting service is best for individuals who wish to host a normal web page, which is going to devour a small or medium amount of traffic every month. You cannot expect, though, that a shared hosting account will last you a lifetime, because as your business gets bigger, your web portal will become more and more demanding. Therefore, you will have to ultimately move to a more powerful website hosting service like a semi-dedicated servers, a virtual private servers (a.k.a. a virtual hosting server, or VPS), or even a dedicated server. So, when picking a website hosting supplier, you should also ponder about scalability, or else you might end up transferring your domain manually to a different provider, which can cause website problems and even extended downtime for your website. If you go with wild-hosting as your website hosting supplier, you can rest safe that we can supply you with the needed domain name and hosting services as you grow bigger, is essential and will save you lots of problems in the long run.

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